Do you adjust your calorie intake after working out? By tracking your exercises with Lifesum, your daily recommended calorie intake will shift automatically, so you don’t eat more or less than you should.
To ensure you eat the right amount of calories to reach your weight goal, we recommend tracking exercises. When you track exercises in Lifesum, the daily calorie intake will increase, so you don’t eat less than you should to lose weight. Eating below ones calorie goal can be harmful to your health and your muscle, which doesn’t benefit your weight loss over time.
To make your weight journey as smooth as possible, Lifesum is compatible with Apple Health, Google Fit, Android Health, Runkeeper, Fitbit, Moves, Jawbone, and Endomondo. You can choose to enter your exercise manually, or connect the Lifesum app to your exercise tracker of choice for an automatic sync.
One of the most common mistakes people do make during their weight loss journey is overestimating their calorie burn during workouts. Also, since working out increases your appetite, your body can trick you into eating more calories than you burned during the workout.
Although exercise is fantastic for your health, it does not affect your weight in the same manner as food does. For example, a 30min run will burn about 300kcal, which equals the same amount of calories in 2.5 bananas.
With an exercise tracker, you’ll get a clear view of how many calories you burned during your workout. In Lifesum’s app, you can choose to enter your exercise manually or connect the app to your wearable to see exactly how much you should eat on that particular day to lose weight.
Examples of high calorie burn workouts are jumping rope, burpees, and cross fit. However, if you need to rest a lot during such high intense workouts, you won’t burn as many calories as you might think. In some cases, a lower intensity activity where you can remain active throughout the whole workout will burn more calories in total for you. Use an exercise tracker to find out where you perform best!
A higher heart rate during workouts indicates a higher calorie burn. When tracking your exercises, you’ll learn what it takes to reach your maximum heart rate and get motivated to persist a little longer. Also, different heart rate ranges have different benefits – if you want to improve your cardiovascular performance, you’ll want to reach your max HR for as long as possible during a workout.
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